Posts Tagged ‘Miracles’

New saints including Blessed Pope Paul VI to be canonised Comments 0

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Blessed Pope Paul VI will be canonised a saint in October. The ceremony will take place at the end of the Synod of Bishops on youth and discernment, Cardinal Pietro Parolin says. The cardinals and bishops who are members of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes have voted to recognise a miracle where Blessed Paul healed Read more

Suzanne Aubert needs miracle Comments 0

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Last year, Suzanne Aubert was declared “venerable” by Pope Francis, and supporters of her canonisation are now literally waiting on a miracle. A first miracle would see her named as “Blessed”, and a second would mean her being named a saint. The sisters of Compassion property in Island Bay has been developed in the expectation of Read more

Fatima: can a scientist take the miracle of the sun seriously? Comments 0

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The question in the headline implies that the expected answer is “no”, but as a former particle physicist, my response is “Why not?” Contrary to a common prejudice, a scientific perspective does not rule out miracles, and the event at Fatima is, in the view of many, particularly credible. As regards miracles in general, the Read more

Importing Fijian miracle water to NZ banned Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Miracle water from a Fijian village that is proclaimed as the Lourdes of the Pacific has been banned from being brought into New Zealand unless treated. A Ministry of Primary Industries’ spokesperson, Craig Hughes, said close to 500 people had been intercepted at airports and other borders trying to bring the water in, and made a Read more

Stream of what is said to be healing water found in Vanuatu Comments 0

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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People in Luganville, Santo, are flocking day and night to a stream that is claimed to have healing elements. There is however no scientific expert or medical data is available to back or rebut these claims. A caller from Luganville, told the Vanuatu Daily Post around 200 to 300 people come to the stream every Read more

Archbishop Loy Chong visits village with healing water Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016

In August The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong visited the village of Natadradave. While there he bathed his knee, which had been operated recently, the water. In Fiji hundreds of people have been flocking to the village in Dawasamu, Tailevu to be bathed under water that is said to contain miraculous healing qualities. Visitors Read more

Did the sun really dance at Fatima? Comments 0

Friday, November 4th, 2016

It is claimed the miracle of the dancing sun at Fatima was seen by 70,000 people on October 13th 1917. Some dispute the number, but there was certainly a very large crowd. Look at photograph of the crowd. View photograph of the event Read an eye witness account Many attempts have been made to explain what Read more

Believing in miracles a health hazard? Comments 0

Friday, October 7th, 2016

There are many moments – the loss of a job, finding out you have cancer, a child’s walk home from school in a dangerous neighbourhood – when faith in a loving God watching over you can provide comfort and hope, several studies have found. But are there times when too much control can be ceded Read more

Miracles of healing and Vatican’s new rules Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Miracles of healing will have to be checked against new rules. Pope Francis has approved revised norms to ensure transparency. Historical and scientific accuracy are also important factors. The Congregation of Saints Causes must have at least six medical experts on a Consultation Team panel. Two-thirds of the team must approve a statement declaring a Read more

Canonisation and documenting Mother Teresa’s Miracles Comments 0

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Miracles attributed to potential saints must be proven as part of the process of canonisation. Hundreds of Catholics have been declared saints in recent decades, but few with the acclaim accorded Mother Teresa, set to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday, largely in recognition of her service to the poor in India. “When I Read more